Support from First Nations leaders

The River Club team have had ongoing meaningful engagements with the First Nations people on how to sensitively and respectfully memorialise the historical significance of the broader precinct, celebrate the history and culture of the First Nations and how they can be represented and meaningfully involved in the proposed redevelopment project. As a result, leaders of the First Nations Collective, who are the traditional custodians of the River Club site, have given their backing for the development, and have signed an historic social compact guaranteeing the celebration of First Nations peoplehood in the redevelopment.


Media Release — Social Compact Signing


First Nation News – December 2020


Gorinhaiqua Letter


Cochoqua Letter


San Letter

River Club Intangibles Report:

AFMAS Solutions was appointed by the Liesbeek Leisure Properties Trust to engage the First Nations with regard to their intangible cultural heritage in terms of the River Club project site. The report emanating from this engagement constitutes a Supplementary Report to the River Club Heritage Impact Assessment.


River Club Intangibles Report

LLPT appeals interdict to stop the River Club redevelopment

The Liesbeek Leisure Properties Trust (LLPT) will launch an appeal against Deputy Judge President Goliath’s decision to “urgently” interdict construction of the R4.6 billion River Club redevelopment in Observatory, Cape Town, two months after the court hearing took place, and 8 months since commencement of construction began.

Media Release